Swimming Fingerling Stocking Packages

Swimming Pond Stocking recommendations are very similar to the Midwestern Stockings, but utilize redear sunfish, or shell cracker, as the primary forage fish.  The use of redear, instead of a bluegill and hybrid bluegill mix, reduces the incidences of nibbles on swimmers' legs and protrusions on the upper torso.  The Swimming Pond Stocking also includes an aggressive stocking of certified sterile grass carp to help control submerged vegetation.  The recommended fish will ensure compatibility with swimmers, reduce mosquito larvae and create a great fishing pond. 

Fingerling Species Fingerling Size 1/4 Surface Acre 1/2 Surface Acre 3/4 Surface Acre 1 Surface Acre
Fathead Minnows 1-3" 15 lbs 20 lbs 25 lbs 30 lbs
Golden Shiners 2-4" 10 lbs 15 lbs 20 lbs 25 lbs
Largemouth Bass 3-4" 35 65 95 125
Hybrid Striped Bass 3-4" 15 25 45 50
Mosquitofish <1" 100 200 300 400
Redear Sunfish 2-4" 200 375 525 600
Channel Catfish 4-6" 20 30 40 50
Triploid Grass Carp 8-11" 2 4 6 8
Bullfrog Tadpoles 1-3" 75 100 150 200
Package Total   $726.43 $1,204.66 $1,684.64 $2,072.62